Rockford, Illinois Specialty Care Doctor
BHRT (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy):
Hormones are responsible for many of the functions of our bodies, including our immune, metabolic and reproductive systems. As we age, our hormone levels naturally decline. However, "normal" levels of hormones are not optimal. Doctors have been taught and trained to treat disease, not to optimize health and well-being. We're changing that.
Many of the symptoms we associate with aging, such as fatigue, depression, poor quality sleep, loss of muscle mass, and poor sex drive can be dramatically improved with BHRT. In addition, hormone optimization offers protection against heart disease and osteoporosis.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is well documented in peer reviewed journals, but this evidence-based medicine is ignored by mainstream medicine. We are able to prevent morbidity and mortality from heart disease, cancer, dementia, degenerative arthritis, and osteoporosis. We are able to preserve independence, to increase healthspan, not just lifespan, to add life to years, and hopefully years to life.
The focus is on prevention: of debility, chronic illness, cognitive impairment. We are able to increase strength (up to 14% without exercise), increase memory, concentration, and creativity.
Our goal is to achieve the highest quality of life, reduce disability, compress major illnesses into a narrow range, and add years to life. Aging is physiologic and unavoidable, but it can be slowed. Most/all primary prevention studies of hormone replacement therapy find a decreased risk of coronary events, contrary to conventional wisdom from mainstream medicine and the public. The bottom line of BHRT: start early, continue, and don’t stop.
With bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, (BHRT), in combination with healthy eating and regular exercise, you will have more energy; your sex life will dramatically improve, in desire and performance; you will sleep better; you will be happier; and you will see gains in exercise performance similar to when you were much younger. This will manifest itself in a leaner, more muscular body.
We no longer have to accept that our health, appearance and function must deteriorate. Science has now given us the tools to enhance our quality of life, allowing our bodies to remain strong, healthy and vigorous. As we age, our levels of hormones decline, which cause us to lose our energy, vitality and health. By taking biologically identical (human identical) hormones, we can restore our hormones to youthful levels, improve our zeal and energy, and strengthen our bodies and minds.